Nadège David


“Drawing emerges to me as an expression of exchange between images, thoughts, and the languages of  real and imagined worlds. These visual appropriations take root in the confrontation with the living, an  enthusiasm for the aesthetic potency of certain Asian expressions, the precision of scientific drawing and  the fascination for ink and its unpredictable flow. The impulse then guides the hand, which spontaneously  reveals the shape, then from the shape, its subject. The black lines on paper draw numerous forms, their  manifestation delineated by an irrepressible dialogue between the uncertainty of ink and the power of  intuition. Thus, revealed is a paradoxical world where lone, weightless forms are torn by sinuous and  gnarly lines.”  

Born in 1975 in France, Nadège David received an MA in Political Philosophy at University La Sorbonne,  Paris, France and an MA in Contemporary Political Philosophy, University Paris VIII, Paris, France. She was  a lecturer in Sociology at University Marne La Vallée, France between 2001 and 2005. 

David’s exhibitions include Experience sweet and relaxing dreams, Mai’s Gallery, Ho Chi Minh City,  Vietnam and of reveries and obsessions, Soil-Less®, and Carne Vale at Galerie Quynh, Ho Chi Minh City,  Vietnam. 

Nadège David lives and works in Ho Chi Minh City.